Rachel Konrad


Rachel Konrad

Lecturer in Management


Rachel Konrad started her career as a business reporter at newspapers and online, writing about the world’s largest industries. In 2008, she moved into corporate communications, working directly for Elon Musk as Tesla launched commercial operations. From 2011-2016, she worked for Carlos Ghosn at Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, overseeing communications, marketing, brand, and content for a top-three global car group across dozens of languages. She then took a job with the stealth-mode synthetic biology startup Impossible Foods, where she helped build the team that made Impossible a household name. In addition to teaching Winning Writing, she works for San Francisco-based venture capital firm The Production Board and serves as a board member and adviser for audacious, young companies trying to decarbonize the agriculture sector.

Academic Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Journalism, Northwestern University, 1993
  • Bachelor of Arts in History, Northwestern University, 1993

Teachings Materials

In the Media